Taught course

Cities, Water and Climate Change (specialisation)

Radboud University · Nijmegen School of Management

Entry requirements

A completed Bachelor's degree from a spatially-oriented discipline

In order to get admission to this Master's you will need a completed Bachelor’s degree from a spatially-oriented discipline, such as spatial planning, human geography or environment studies.

A proficiency in English

  1. In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English.This requirement has been satisfied when the student meets the conditions, listed on our website.

A background in research methodology

Because of the academic nature of this programme, we require all our students to have basic training in research processes, e.g. research design and data analysis.

Months of entry


Course content

The Masters specialisation in Cities, Water and Climate Change focuses on the relationship between city planning and development, climate mitigation and adaptation. Cities, because of high levels of energy consumption and mobility, are the main contributors to climate change. At the same time, cities, because of their population density, are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. This Master's specialisation prepares students for working on the nexus between urban planning, water and environmental management.

Students will study case studies from the Netherlands (Delta programme, Rotterdam, and Nijmegen) as well as international cases (New Orleans, Miami, New York, Jakarta, Hamburg). Students will learn more about both strategies to enhance cities’ adaptive capacity, and cities’ resiliency to shocks, such as floods.

What will you learn?

  • Learn about developing strategies for climate proofing and risk management
  • Gain an understanding of different aspects from the fields of city planning, development, climate mitigation and adaptation
  • Get valuable experience designing, conducting and presenting your own research projects

Career prospects

Graduates from this programme can find work in a variety of positions in different companies and organisations:

  • Policy maker
  • Consultant
  • Project manager
  • Developer
  • Planner

Find out more about why you should study the Master’s programme in Spatial Planning at Radboud University.

To apply for this course, please contact us by e-mail.

Learn more via the Radboud University contact form.

Fees and funding

UK students
€ 17,470
International students
EU € 2,530 p/a Non EU € 17,470 p/a

There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. Some of the opportunities are described below. A full list, including detailed information, can be found on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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